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Standing by to Assist Santa

  Pentagon Press Secretary, Rear Adm. John Kirby, recently held a press briefing where he discussed the specifics of how the Department of Defense is supporting

Olympic Highlights

IOC ACTIVITIES PRESIDENT © IOC / Arnaud Meylan On 17 December, IOC President Thomas Bach welcomed the President of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG), Bruno Grandi, and FIG Secretary General André F. Gueisbuhler to Lausanne,...Show More Summary

The Top 16 Military Stories of 2014

It was an eventful year for the U.S. military in 2014, with everything from a transition to a new Secretary of Defense, to controversies over veteran healthcare to sexual assault, to new global dynamics and regional conflicts.

Attkisson: White House Is Hiding Photos of Obama the Night of Benghazi Terrorist Attack

Investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson told CSPAN on Tuesday that the White House is hiding photos of Barack Obama on the night of the Benghazi terrorist attack on the US Embassy. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest will not turn the … Continue reading ?

Takata president steps down, hands control back to chairman

With tens of millions of vehicles recalled, Takata has made several changes at its head office, including the resignation of its president, the promotion of its chairman and the appointment of several former US cabinet secretaries. Continue...Show More Summary

Jacob Sullum on the State Department's Arbitrary List of Terrorism Sponsors

2 days agoNews : Reason

After President Obama decided to normalize relations with Cuba, The New York Times reported last week, he "instructed Secretary of State John Kerry to begin the process of removing Cuba from the list of states that sponsor terrorism."...Show More Summary

The Food Safety News Nominees for Santa’s 2014 Naughty List

How did the media, our professional associates in corporate and government information, Maine Governor Paul R. LePage, Wisconsin Secretary of Agriculture Ben Brancel, Sheldon Lavin, POTUS (the president of the United States), and FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg end up on the Food Safety News 2014 naughty list? It’s complicated. Show More Summary

Happy Hour Roundup

• From the Affordable Care Act non-disaster file: Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell says health care sign-ups are off to an encouraging start, but a lot of work is still needed to make the second open enrollment season for the federal insurance market a success. Burwell says 1.9 million new customers have picked […]

The Insiders: Is Hillary Clinton growing distant from her own party?

As we reach the end of 2014, we find Hillary Clinton in an awkward situation within her own party.  That is, the Democratic Party’s energy appears to be emanating from a progressive, populist movement that the former secretary of state is not a part of.  The “Elizabeth Warren wing” of the Democratic Party is an […]

So far, 1.9 million new customers sign up under federal health care marketplaces

WASHINGTON — Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell says health care sign-ups are off to an encouraging start, but a lot of work is still needed to make the second open enrollment season for the federal insurance market a success. Burwell says 1.9 million new customers have picked a plan through the federal market as of Dec. Show More Summary

HHS secretary says 6.4 million sign up for 2015 HealthCare.gov plans

(Reuters) - About 6.4 million Americans have enrolled for individual insurance plans for 2015 through HealthCare.gov, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell said on Tuesday. HealthCare.gov sells individual plans created by the national healthcare reform law in 36 states. Show More Summary

Nobel Prize leadership change at the Swedish Academy

When the Nobel Prize in Literature is announced, it's the Swedish Academy's permanent secretary Peter Englund who steps before the cameras with the news. That is, it was Englund; beginning in 2015, it'll be Sara Danius. Danius will be taking over as permanent secretary on June 1.

US official tasked with emptying Guantanamo resigns

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The US official responsible for negotiating the transfers of terror suspects from the American-run prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is leaving his post, the State Department said late Monday. US Secretary of State John Kerry said Cliff Sloan, Washington’s special envoy for Guantanamo closure,...

Policy Issues; Cuba; Agricultural Economy; and, Regulations- Tuesday

Policy Issues DTN Ag Policy Editor Chris Clayton reported yesterday that, “Congress wants USDA to operate like a business, but Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is complaining that Congress is willing to spend $1.5 million on outside studies to duplicate work his department has already finished. “Vilsack, in a phone interview with DTN on Thursday, expressed his frustration […]

Op-ed: Will the Next Defense Secretary Continue the Pentagon's Equality Expansion?

The next Defense secretary will likely have to carry the mantle of fully integrating all LGBT people into the military. Is Ash Carter game to do it? read more

Now he’s in REAL trouble! Snowden sued by the former secretary of the Kansas Dept of Transport

Here’s a new one: Horace Edwards, the former secretary of the Kansas Department of Transportation, has filed a lawsuit against Edward Snowden, Laura Poitras, and others involved with “Citizenfour,” a film about the National Security Agency whistleblower. Show More Summary

IMO Secretary Meets with ICS to Discuss Ballast Water Management Convention

This morning, IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu met with the chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), Mr. Masamichi Morooka, to discuss the ICS’ position on the ratification of the 2004 [...] The post IMO Secretary Meets with ICS to Discuss Ballast Water Management Convention appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Snowden, Poitras & Others Sued For 'Billions Of Dollars' Spent By US Government In Response To Leaks

4 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Horace B. Edwards, Navy veteran and former Secretary of Transportation for the state of Kansas, is suing Edward Snowden, Laura Poitras and a handful of "Hollywood Defendants" for profiteering from the distribution of "stolen documents."...Show More Summary

Television: This or That

Angels/demons versus humans: Dominion > Constantine. Powerful female politician(s) battling corruption and dystopia: Madam Secretary (Tea Leoni) > State of Affairs (Katherine Heigl) Reality TV entrepreneurs: The Profit > Shark Tank. Food competition cornucopias Top Chef > MasterChef > Hell’s Kitchen.

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